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Are you using an ear cleaning solution? You can buy something at the store or you can make one at home like equal parts vinegar and water. You squirt some into the ear and then close the ear flap and massage it around. You will hear it squishing and loosening the crud. Then when you stop the dog will shake the excess out--I try to open the ear flap and blot with a cotton ball before I am covered in ear cleaner lol. Then wipe the ear with a cotton ball. You can use q-tips to clean the outer ear but don't go into the ear canal. I don't use q-tips because if the dog moves suddenly you can do damage. Just the cotton ball is best IMO. The stuff I use is called K-9 Liquid Health Ear Solutions. It has Isopropyl alcohol, boric acid, gentian violet, colloidal silver, but I don't know if you need all that. I just like that it comes ready made and is handy for after the bath. Things made with alcohol tend to help dry the ear canal so lower chances of infection. If you mix vinegar and water use warm water. I think it would help loosen the waxy crud better. Good luck!